sheer
verb.
turn sharply; change direction abruptly
The car cut to the left at the intersection|The motorbike veered to the right
Synonym: curve, cut, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer
verb.
cause to sheer
She sheered her car around the obstacle
adv.
straight up or down without a break
adv.
directly
he fell sheer into the water
adj.
complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
absolute freedom|an absolute dimwit|a downright lie|out-and-out mayhem|an out-and-out lie|a rank outsider|many right-down vices|got the job through sheer persistence|sheer stupidity
adj.
not mixed with extraneous elements
plain water|sheer wine|not an unmixed blessing
adj.
very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
a bluff headland|where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise|a sheer descent of rock
Synonym: bluff, bold
adj.
so thin as to transmit light
a hat with a diaphanous veil|filmy wings of a moth|gauzy clouds of dandelion down|gossamer cobwebs|sheer silk stockings|transparent chiffon|vaporous silks